8 Batters With the Most Home Runs in MLB History

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Photo Courtesy of Randy Nichols, licensed through Twitter via Creative Commons

Photo Courtesy of Randy Nichols, licensed through Twitter via Creative Commons

There is no greater feat in America’s pastime than the home-run record. There is the single-season record, which many will say still rightly belongs to Roger Maris, and there’s the all-time record, which safely belongs to Barry Bonds — for better or for worse.

Of the eight batters with the most home runs, only one is active — kind of. Alex Rodriguez, who appears on this list, is the only batter with any chance of making some noise in the standings; the next ‘active’ player behind him is Manny Ramierez, who sits at #14 with 555 homers to his name. After being released from the Rangers in August of 2013 and still not finding a team, we’re pretty sure Manny’s close to smoked. No pun intended.

So, will A-Rod be able to make his way up the list? At 38 and facing down a full-season suspension for steroid use, the odds of Rodriguez moving up a lot are distant, but if he ever plays again, it’s almost a given that he’ll slide up at least one slot. Who will he supersede, and should he be given the opportunity?

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